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In pictures: Hitchhiking in the occupied West Bank

In pictures: Hitchhiking in the occupied West Bank

Photographer Geraldine Hope Ghelli set out to explore the phenomenon of “tremping” – Hebrew for hitchhiking – in the occupied West Bank. A popular way of getting around for Israelis in isolated areas, it also comes with risks, with “trempers” having been targeted by Palestinian militants. Image copyright Geraldine Hope Ghelli In a land that […]

Man Booker International Prize: Olga Tokarczuk is first Polish winner

Man Booker International Prize: Olga Tokarczuk is first Polish winner

Image copyright Press Association Image caption Olga Tokarczuk, left, will split the prize money with translator Jennifer Croft Olga Tokarczuk has become the first Polish writer to win the Man Booker International Prize. Ms Tokarczuk took the £50,000 prize for her novel Flights. She will split the cash with translator Jennifer Croft. The annual award […]

McDonald's workers make sexual harassment complaints

McDonald's workers make sexual harassment complaints

Image copyright Getty Images Ten workers at McDonald’s fast food franchises in the US have filed complaints of sexual harassment against the firm. The female workers, one of whom is 15 years old, allege groping, propositions, indecent exposure and lewd comments. McDonald’s said it takes such allegations “very seriously” and that its franchises should do […]

US student's 'Summa cum laude' graduation cake censored

US student's 'Summa cum laude' graduation cake censored

Image copyright Cara Koscinski Image caption Jacob Koscinski’s mother had asked a grocery store to print “Summa Cum Laude” (with the highest distinction) on her son’s graduation cake. Anyone who has graduated from high school or university should be due a decent celebration. But Jacob Koscinski, a US high school student, ended up somewhat disappointed. […]

Italy election: Populist PM candidate Conte faces CV scrutiny

Italy election: Populist PM candidate Conte faces CV scrutiny

Image copyright EPA Image caption Giuseppe Conte is not an MP and is a complete unknown in Italian politics The law professor nominated to be Italy’s next prime minister is facing allegations he embellished his CV. Giuseppe Conte, 54, says on his resume that he “perfected his legal studies” at New York University. But a […]

Trump-Kim summit: Commemorative coin sparks ridicule

Trump-Kim summit: Commemorative coin sparks ridicule

Image copyright AFP Image caption The coin featuring the leaders’ faces received a bashing on social media A commemorative coin issued by the White House ahead of the planned summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been widely criticised. The coin describes the summit as “peace talks” and depicts a […]

Hawaii volcano lava flows into power plant site

Hawaii volcano lava flows into power plant site

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The lava flows are encroaching on the Puna Geothermal Venture plant on Hawaii’s Big Island Lava from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has crept towards a geothermal power plant, prompting workers to shut down facilities amid fears of deadly gases. Workers removed flammable substances and the plant’s deep underground […]

Myanmar Rohingya militants massacred Hindus, says Amnesty

Myanmar Rohingya militants massacred Hindus, says Amnesty

Image copyright EPA Image caption Amnesty says there were many children among the Hindus killed Rohingya Muslim militants in Myanmar killed dozens of Hindu civilians during attacks last August, according to an investigation by Amnesty International. The group called Arsa killed up to 99 Hindu civilians in one, or possibly two massacres, said the rights […]

Israel complains over Dutch TV Eurovision parody

Israel complains over Dutch TV Eurovision parody

Image caption Critics say the parody draws on anti-Semitic themes The Israeli embassy in the Netherlands has lodged a complaint over a parody of Israel’s Eurovision winner that criticised Israeli policies and prompted accusations of anti-Semitism. The skit on Netta Barzilai’s Toy was broadcast on Saturday during a primetime satirical show. The parody drew on […]

Eagle Creek wildfire: Oregon judge orders boy to pay $36m

Eagle Creek wildfire: Oregon judge orders boy to pay $36m

Image copyright Wikimedia Commons Image caption The fire burned for nearly three months in Oregon A judge has ordered a teenager to pay more than $36m (£27m) after he admitted starting a huge forest fire that raged for months in the US state of Oregon. Hood River County Judge John Olson ruled the boy must […]

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